Hi All πŸ™‚

When I started watching youtube things interested me: Smokey eye, Liquid eyeliner pen and Lip and Cheek Stain . Lip and Cheek Stain was like magic for me. So finally when I got my hands on one of those what happened? Something like what happened with the first Dry shampoo I tried.

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TheBalm Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain

Price: $17.00 for full size.
What the blam says: TheBalm Stain

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TheBalm Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain swatch

My Experience with theBalm Beauty Queen Stainiac Cheek and Lip Stain:

What I have is a baby of theBalm Beauty Queen Stainiac Cheek and Lip Stain. Someone in the family got it and I got my hands on it. So this Cruelty free baby has pretty berry shade in a gel form, soothing on the skin and feels cushiony when you touch it. Intensity does go down when I start blending it but manages to give light pink flush to cheeks even on my Dusky skin tone, surprised me to be frank. I rarely layer it but this can be layered, while blending, it will give you pinky finger. So after all the dab dab dab it manages to stay around 2-3 hours that’s all. If I start sweating even less infact it vanishes into thin air.

On lips, it never made an appearance but managed to dry it. Strictly no for me on lips. The baby has similar packaging to the mother only a miniature version. Plastic packaging with doe foot applicator. Travel friendly, so convenient that the Baby once got lost in the bag somewhere.

I will use it up but did I love it? Sadly no. The Lakme enrich satin lipstick P165 gives me that natural flush on cheeks everyone talks about plus it doubles as legit lipstick. I know this is raved but I failed to see why .
The affair with the balm stain has definitely ended but I’ll try rekindle it with some Tony moly cheek stain.

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TheBalm Stainiac Lip and Cheek Stain

PS: If you have been reading my blog for some time you must know that I am crazy about new launches. But there are some products which I want to just talk about without dissecting it.

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What do you think about this? Have you tried it?Β 

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XOXO

SB

72 Response Comments

  • Vishakha@ReviewwaliJanuary 27, 2016 at 6:56 am

    I have this, it doesn’t work at all for me! πŸ™ It looks cute in bottle but doesn’t fare well on lips and cheeks.

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    • SwathiJanuary 27, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      Exactly Vishakha . I dont understand why it is raved.

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  • DonaJanuary 27, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Seems like only wastage of money except the packaging!!!

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    • SwathiJanuary 27, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      Yeah. Normal packaging somehow the transparent tube works πŸ™‚

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  • AnkitaJanuary 27, 2016 at 7:26 am

    If you have got it one of the bags then okay or else on feelunique.com you can get them at even 12GBP also. I love the staniac but only on my cheeks as on lips it is super light.

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    • SwathiJanuary 27, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      I would not buy or advise buying even if they cost 1GBP πŸ™‚

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    • SwathiJanuary 27, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      I would advise you to read more reviews before getting this πŸ™‚

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    • SwathiJanuary 27, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      Yeah, in my case 90% of the raved product fails πŸ™

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  • aditiJanuary 27, 2016 at 10:30 am

    sounds bit disappointing……….thanks for the review πŸ™‚

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    • SwathiJanuary 27, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      Yeah, it dint work as I read it would be. Glad πŸ™‚

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  • Kiss & Make-upJanuary 27, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Aw, too bad it didn’t live up to your expectations. It happens.

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    • SwathiJanuary 27, 2016 at 12:23 pm

      Yeah, the most raved product usually fail for me πŸ™

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  • Anurima_kohlandstilettosJanuary 27, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Hey Swathi I can relate to your review! I got it in one of the Fab Bags… Disliked it so much that I discarded it during year-end makeup stash clean up process 😐

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    • SwathiJanuary 27, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      No wonder Anurima. I guess there are many who aren’t happy with it, despite all the hype πŸ™

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    • SwathiJanuary 27, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      For me only the shade was right πŸ™

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  • Natasha BhattJanuary 27, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    This is a dud fr me too I am still to review it.. The price is not justified at all

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    • SwathiJanuary 27, 2016 at 1:42 pm

      Exactly Natasha. I dont understand the hype.

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  • RaginiJanuary 27, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    What a waste of money it proved to be for me πŸ™ I count this in one of 2015’s worst products !

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    • SwathiJanuary 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Oh No, you bought the full size is it πŸ™ I understand…

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      • RaginiJanuary 28, 2016 at 6:37 am

        :'( :'( U din tell me before πŸ˜‰

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        • SwathiJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:17 am

          Dont make me cry now.Waaaaa πŸ˜‰

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  • Kelsey&KenechaJanuary 27, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Loving this lipstain! I really like the shade πŸ™‚

    Florals&Smiles

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    • SwathiJanuary 27, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Shade is the only good part in it πŸ™‚

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    • SwathiJanuary 27, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Thanks for the appreciation Paola πŸ™‚

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  • MariyamJanuary 27, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Packaging is the only thing that I liked! What’s the use if it doesn’t stay longer on cheeks and dries lips badly!

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    • SwathiJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:08 am

      Exactly Mariyam πŸ™‚

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    • SwathiJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:09 am

      Yeah to Look πŸ˜›

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  • Nava KrishnanJanuary 27, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    This brand is new to me but tried Bodyshop lip cheek stain and sad to say, non favourable as well.

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    • SwathiJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:11 am

      I dint go near TBS stain after reading your review.

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    • SwathiJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:12 am

      Thanks Rakhshanda. Ahh, it dried my lips badly :/

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  • RitamJanuary 27, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Soo raved but nobody likes it much… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    • SwathiJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:13 am

      He he Yeah πŸ™‚

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    • SwathiJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:13 am

      Color is gorgeous πŸ™‚

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    • SwathiJanuary 28, 2016 at 8:26 am

      Thanks a lot Sandra. Sure I will follow you and inform you :*

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  • SangeetaJanuary 27, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    This works a bit on the lips with a heavy duty lip balm. But then again the stain effect is rather lost.

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    • SwathiJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:14 am

      Yeah. I think MNY babylips does that under 200bucks πŸ™‚

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  • Fatima NayaniJanuary 27, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    I totally agree with you Swathi. Even I don’t like this lip and cheek tint.

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    • SwathiJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:15 am

      Has this worked for anyone :/

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    • SwathiJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:16 am

      Glad vale. Yeah πŸ™

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  • Rajshree S.January 28, 2016 at 6:59 am

    I got this in my September Fab Bag but I quite liked the stain it leaves on my lips to some extent.. I dont like using it on my cheeks though!

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    • SwathiJanuary 28, 2016 at 7:18 am

      Oh thats great πŸ™‚

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  • shwetaliJanuary 28, 2016 at 8:26 am

    ohh waste of money. I havent tries any of the product from the balm yet. the packaging looks cute

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    • SwathiJanuary 28, 2016 at 8:32 am

      I have shadow pallet from the Balm thats good. But this is straight Dud!!!

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  • anubhutiJanuary 28, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I share same feeling…i did not like it much on cheeks as well…loved the cute pictures…

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    • SwathiJanuary 28, 2016 at 11:41 am

      Thanks Anubhuti. Why it is famous *Thinking mode*

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      • anubhutiFebruary 4, 2016 at 8:45 am

        same thing i wonder…so much hype eh!

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  • Valentina ChiricoJanuary 28, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Oh what a sad thing, Swathi! The colour is really nice and the idea is great, but I product that doens’t last or even colour isn’t something I would purchase!
    Thank you, your review has been precious.
    xoxo

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    • SwathiJanuary 29, 2016 at 6:39 am

      Same here I really love the concept of Cheek and lip stain. That is the only good thing I would say. Thanks Valentina πŸ™‚

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    • SwathiJanuary 29, 2016 at 6:35 am

      Agree Gabrielle πŸ™‚

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  • HarmanJanuary 30, 2016 at 5:42 am

    I have a mini version of a lip stain from Benefit and it is soo amazing. You should give that a go πŸ™‚

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    • SwathiJanuary 30, 2016 at 7:09 am

      Would love to try it Harman, if I get a chance. Now since many Sephora’s are popping hoping to get my hands on it πŸ™‚

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  • Anu devJanuary 30, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Love you for this review.I was about to order my lipstain from beauty bay after following the hype.Frankly I was in two minds whether i should go ahead.thanks for helping me

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    • SwathiJanuary 30, 2016 at 7:07 am

      Awww <3 Glad you found this helpful Anu. Going by many people's experience here, I am convinced its a Dud.

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  • krithiJanuary 30, 2016 at 8:24 am

    sad that this didnt work
    when i saw the title im like wow i must try this πŸ™‚

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    • SwathiJanuary 30, 2016 at 8:44 am

      Yeah, All fancy name πŸ™‚

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  • Khushi@NotOnlyMakeupJanuary 31, 2016 at 7:57 am

    this will work only for pinky white beauties, not for us Indians πŸ™

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    • SwathiJanuary 31, 2016 at 8:10 am

      Yeah. But even though the staying power is disappointing πŸ™

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  • Richa SaxenaFebruary 2, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I got it in my last fabbag too & have 2 of these now…but This looks like another waste! Lovely review Again πŸ™‚

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    • SwathiFebruary 2, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Since you got it in a bag , its okay. Otherwise its a waste of money . Thanks Richa πŸ™‚

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  • RashidaFebruary 2, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    The balm products are always amazing but this came out as a very bad surprise.

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    • SwathiFebruary 2, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      Yeah same here. Because I have their eyeshadow palette and thats like top notch quality πŸ™‚

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